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  • firebeard 12:47 pm on August 30, 2012 Permalink | Reply  


    Hi Folks,

    Trefriw Baking 2012 was the sixth in a series of annual baking weekends. It was a great success with a mix of new folks and regulars baking together and sharing their knowledge. I think it is very important to keep these events going. As a not for profit event they can be run for a very modest attendance fee and provide an accessible learning opportunity.

    We need to find someone to organise the event in 2013.

    This has been a roving event, each years venue and organisers bringing their own influence on the way the event shapes up.

    A group size of 20 to 25 bakers some of whom will bring partners or family members makes a good size event.

    It is good if we can get the date set and announced before the new year so that that most peoples diary’s will still be empty.

    We need to make the event easier to organise. All the expenditure of holding the event is incurred before the event takes place. In order to plan the event the organisers need to know their available budget in advance.

    The event is run on a not for profit basis, the last two events have given any surplus funds they hold after the event is finished to the rugby clubs who provided the venues.

    I would suggest announcing the price for the event right at the beginning when the date is published.

    Tickets for the event could be sold right from the beginning when the event is announced.

    Once all the places are filled you could make a list of interested people who might buy tickets from anyone who has a ticket and is unable to attend.

    This event has been based on the idea of everyone being equal and sharing. So far most of the financial risk of hosting the event has been born by the organisers. The early sale of tickets would share the financial risk among the group. In the past we have had a lot of expressions of interest when the event is announced which it is been hard to convert into a firm commitment. This has made it very difficult to know if it is going to be necessary to advertise the event more widely in order to achieve the desired group size.

    We need peoples ideas and input into the future of this event.

    All the best,


    • Vix Osborne 5:58 pm on February 18, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      I am a newbie to this baking habit – inspired by Paul Merry and by Mick Hartley among others – and would love to know if plans are underway for a 2013 Baking event. Any news? Thanks

  • chocveg 11:05 pm on July 29, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Thanks for fab weekend 

    Hi everyone, thanks for fab weekend, it was great fun.  I’ve just posted a post into the wrong blog, the Dales Doughing one, so if anyone is clever, they can copy it over!  I might get some of my photos on here one day, but thanks for organising and for everyone sharing stuff and knowledge, it was great.

    See you next year?!  Allison

  • Diana 7:01 pm on July 28, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Made some amazing bread this week using the tips I learned at the baking weekend. Last night we had thin sliced Black Bread with melted Camembert and a rhubarb, honey and cinnamon compote. The flavours were amazing together.

  • bethesdabakers 7:04 am on July 14, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Pam’s Pix 2 

    Pam’s Pix 2

    • Adam Newey 2:21 pm on July 23, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Wow – great photos! I am now deeply envious that I wasn’t able to make it, but lovely to see so many old friends there (not that Mick’s that old).
      Must get my act together in time for next year! By which time, I may have taken some tentative steps away from my current ‘career’ towards a more doughy future.
      Cheers to all,

      • bethesdabakers 11:24 am on July 27, 2012 Permalink | Reply

        That’s very timely, Adam – we’re looking for someone to host next year’s event. How about basing it in the Olympic Village?

  • bethesdabakers 9:09 am on July 13, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Pam’s Pix 1 

    First of Pam’s photos here

  • bethesdabakers 6:14 am on July 12, 2012 Permalink | Reply  


    Some of Jeremy and Pam’s pictures here

  • bethesdabakers 10:41 am on July 11, 2012 Permalink | Reply  


    Just put up some snaps here

    Thanks to everyone especially Joe, Jay and Gill. Really enjoyed the weekend.


  • Diana 11:10 am on July 10, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    For those who asked for my recipe antipizza pasta: Not sure if that works for those not on Facebook. let me know and I’ll post it in another form. x

  • rowmarcus 8:18 pm on July 9, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    A few cheeky shots from the weekend we just had:
    If you find you’re not one of those featured in the images, I’m sorry it simply means I must have managed to miss out on snapping you 😦
    Also a vid of Joe and Rick:

    • Robin 10:01 am on July 10, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Were those meringues? Did I leave too early????

      • rowmarcus 4:30 pm on July 10, 2012 Permalink | Reply

        indeed you did leave too early bud, Jack and Eddie knocked up some lovely dessert meringues and we had them with fruit and whipped cream on Sunday night 🙂

        • Robin 5:54 pm on July 10, 2012 Permalink

          Grrr 😦

        • Robin 6:01 pm on July 10, 2012 Permalink

          Meringue place, meringue time…

  • rowmarcus 7:14 pm on July 9, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: well done   

    Just to add in my two-penneth – I also very much enjoyed the weekend and the baking and the people who took part! Three cheers to Jay and Joe for successfully staging this great occasion, I hope to be able to take part in many more!

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